VELUX celebrates 80 years of bringing daylight and fresh air into people’s lives


Today, VELUX celebrates 80 years of bringing daylight and fresh air into the lives of millions of people, so they experience better and healthier indoor environments.

It is exactly 80 years since Villum Kann Rasmussen founded VELUX in 1941 and brought to life his vision to transform dark attics into liveable spaces. What began with a school renovation project in Denmark, has grown into a global business, with a range of products that enable daylight and fresh air to enter through the roofs of homes, schools, offices and many other buildings.

Our founder’s vision, values and philosophy are still very present within the VELUX Group today. The way we do business is aptly defined in our Model Company Objective, which Villum Kann Rasmussen formulated in 1965. It sets the direction for how we respectfully engage with the people we work with, how we interact with our customers and how we give back to the societies we operate in. It particularly defines how we continue to develop products useful for society and responsibly work with scarce natural resources.

For more about the history of VELUX, see VELUX History and Timeline


About the VELUX Group  

For the past 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sunscreening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11.500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2020, VKR Holding had a total revenue of EUR 3,0 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 142 million in charitable grants.

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